Old G's Hopes Dashed as Division I Dream Fades Away
Old G, the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) team that showed immense potential throughout the Tour 3: Division II, faced a disappointing end to their campaign to Division I. Despite a commendable effort and overcoming several obstacles, Old G narrowly missed out on qualifying for Division I after suffering a defeat against Ancient Tribe. With a final score of 4-3, the team find itself locked in for a 3rd-4th place finish, falling just short of their goal.
A Promising Journey Cut Short
Old G's journey in the DPC WEU Tour 3: Division II was filled with both challenges and triumphs. Despite the , Adam "Aramis" Moroz, abruptly leaving the team, Old G managed to regroup with the inclusion of stand-in player Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosian.
The team showcased exceptional resilience and teamwork, securing crucial victories in Division II to have a chance at being promoted to Division I. With an undefeated streak alongside RodjER, they went on to their final series against Ancient Tribe with high hopes of securing a coveted Division I spot, or at most, forcing tiebreakers.
In a match that carried significant weight for Old G's Division I aspirations, they faced Ancient Tribe, the team that held a record of 2-4 before its win against Old G. The team needed a victory to achieve a 5-2 score, tying them with ex-monaspa and Level UP and potentially leading to tiebreakers for Division I qualification. However, Ancient Tribe proved to be too much of a challenge, ultimately besting Old G in a hard-fought series.
Old G At The International 12
While the team’s hopes of making it to Division I are crushed, the next goal would be to make it to TI12. The team did not qualify for Bali Major 2023 or Riyadh Masters 2023 and would have to play through the Western European Qualifiers to make it to TI12, where many other formidable teams including Entity, Nigma Galaxy, and Team Secret will compete against each other.
Although Old G's journey in the DPC WEU Tour 3: Division II ends with a bittersweet outcome, its performance showcased the team’s potential as a competitive force. Overcoming the unexpected departure of a teammate and displaying exceptional teamwork, Old G put up an impressive performance but fell short of their Division I ambitions. As the team regroups, Old G will undoubtedly use this setback to motivate them to pursue greater heights in the biggest upcoming tournament of the year, TI12.